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Anthropologist Barbara J. King reviews a new book that suggests domesticating the wolf gave early modern humans an extra edge in hunting that pushed Neanderthals to extinction.

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The son of the Rev. Jesse Jackson will serve out the remainder of his sentence for misappropriating campaign funds for personal use at a halfway house in Washington, D.C.

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Administrators say that the Virginia institution has been grappling with financial troubles for decades. And they blame an increasing lack of interest in single-sex education.

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is readying new regulations on payday loans and other high-cost forms of credit. Officials with the agency say the loans can trap borrowers in a cycle of debt.

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A small group of advocates has been working for years to overhaul the criminal justice system — to dial back long sentences for drug crimes, and let nonviolent inmates out of prison early.

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